Training and Logistics
The training division is responsible for providing both basic and advance level continuing education training to all members of the organization. This training includes Firefighter, EMT, Technical Rescue, Driver Operator, Officer Development, Fire Investigations and Hazardous Materials. There are three Safety/Training Officers that are assigned to each shift to assist with maintaining the training needs of the department and they operate as Safety Officers on emergency incidents.
Wilson Fire/Rescue Services strives to recruit some of the best personnel in the nation. Some different things that the department does to help the recruitment process is going into the high schools and speaking with students about the different programs within the department. This gives the students the opportunity to see what firefighters do on a daily basis and possibly helps them with a career choice. The department also attends various career/job fairs around the area to help recruit applicants at the college level. The local fire academy in partnership with Wilson Community College is another opportunity for recruitment. This gives the department the ability to see future applicants in a training environment.
Fire Maintenance Specialist
This position in the organization oversees the maintenance, repair, service testing and ordering new apparatus as well as maintaining all small vehicles and equipment for the department.